Gulyas, this has been addressed before. To review, anything that introduces a physical strain on your penis is out. It's not about circulation, it's about physical pressure. If you're running, you don't want your penis bouncing all over the place. If you're doing situps you don't want your penis getting mashed with each crunch. I can't see how pushups would affect your penis (unless you've seen that silly Viagra commercial). So, continue to exercise, but probably change some of your selected activities such as swimming for running.View Thread
Meuser1, You should not use ice on your penis. Direct application of ice risks damaging delicate tissue and nerves. Ice also does not reliably subdue the kind of inflammation response being discussed.
Mfdoom, the castor oil and turmeric are no more reliable, nor are they as comprehensive in benefits, as the 13 elements in the quick penetrating cream suggested in Links. Peppermint oil [menthol> (in the quick penetrating cream) is a phlegm clearing oil (which is what you call tissue congestion, phlegm). Turmeric is a blood and qi circulation stimulant, neither of which is involved in the lymph channels. Lymphangitis is not a mass or a lump, it is an inflamed hose, something like an overcooked noodle.
Castor on the other hand does have benefits for inflamed skin, but not known to benefit other kinds on inflamed tissue. The combination of anti-inflammatory properties for skin and anti-microbial effects might help a skin irritation, but may not be expected to address lymphangitis.View Thread
Sawmeup, you cannot get a prescription drug without seeing a doctor. Asking to do so is against the law. An OTC steroid cream like Hydrocortisone 10 (for itching) is not likely the right one, and many are not safe to use around your genitals or need to be supervised.
The cord (no H), is almost certainly the lymph channel. A lymphocele occurs when lymph fluid accumulates in an anotomic space outside the normal lymph channel. Lymphocele irritation can include infection, thrombosis, obstructions in surrounding tissue, and tumor characteristics that can persist if the lymph fluid is not resorbed.
The action of steroid compounds is well-documented and you would need to know which one to lookup the specifics of why one acts a particular way compared to another. It gets very complicated quickly. Steroid usage of any kind should always be supervised by a doctor because side effects are always a concern.View Thread
No, ultrasound is not likely revealing. If the urologist has given you a diagnosis and you're not satisfied, seek another urologist. If it's not painful, the doctor is rarely going to consider it a problem from your description.View Thread
Sorry to say I have no experience with skin rejuvination. There are probably a thousand potions that claim to help, but only the dermatologist is going to know what works and what is puffery.
As for the strange sensations, there is a possibility that the overstimulated nerves in your sacral nerve plexus could be sending false signals to your brain about where the sensations are coming from. There are ways to tell the difference, but out of my expertise. Not like I want to keep sending you to new doctors, but neurologists are familiar with diagnosing the source versus the signal.
Even anxiety by itself can spread out the signals of your nervous system in ways that don't make any sense and you can feel sensations of "creepy skin" and "prickles" that have nothing to do with direct stimulation of a nerve. Not saying that is what's going on, only as an example of leg feelings doesn't always mean there's something coming from your legs.
Overall, I suspect that the irritated skin will not easily resolve without resolution for the underlying issue. I'm not sure what unguents that could be applied are safe for your penis without irritating the thin membranes. Even some hand lotions will take your breath away when you use them there.View Thread
Zimba, there's no way to tell whether you have lymphangitis or thrombosis from your description. Your appointment with a urologist is the best option. And in the meantime, absolutely no sex or masturbation. If this condition keeps returning it is because you keep initiating sexual activity before your penis has healed. This can lead to permanent damage.
No sex should be had without lubrication, especially anal sex where there is no natural lubrication of any kind.
You may have at the same time introduced a small tear in the connective tissue between the corona and shaft of your penis which is further irritated when you have contact with your penis (and clothing).
Obviously some mistake was made, and your partner should be understanding that you have a healing process to complete.View Thread
Sawmeup, the channel to the left of the dorsal vein is likely a lymph channel.
It shouldn't be your problem to reduce your erection after orgasm. That's something you want to see a urologist about, because if you're having blood flow issues in your penis, it's NOT something you can deal with by yourself.
Also, no one but the urologist is going to make a better assessment of whether you have thrombosis or lymphangitis.
It is generally not appropriate to have a heat/cold routine to treat your genitals, nor is it normal to take 2 showers a day.
Of course knowing which it is will not change the healing process for either of those conditions, but I'm concerned about other possible issues related to blood flow that should be checked by the urologist.View Thread
Neurologists have much more patience for patients with things that can't be seen, only reported. The nerve pain portion could possibly be dealt with by a neurologist. They're also more open to having a conversation about whether they can be of help before making an office visit. You might say, I've seen many urologists who have examined me for the pain, I am currently using a steroid cream that helps somewhat, they are unable to help further, can you help determine the source of and resolution for the pain since there is no longer any visible inflammation...View Thread
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